Learn to draw Les Animaux!
May 22, 2009 2:40 PM   Subscribe

Les Animaux tel qu'ils sont is a delightful 1920s French art instruction book, showing one how to draw various animals, from the previously discussed Agence Eureka.
posted by fings (7 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I really need something like this, especially to sharpen my Broken Telephone skills.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:50 PM on May 22, 2009

These are very keen, and remind me of quite a few drawing books I had as a kid, including the jump from basic shapes to OMG it's a hawk! I'm want to find my old book on how to draw Australian animals now (it was complete with odd little rhymes about the animals, too).
posted by filthy light thief at 2:53 PM on May 22, 2009

OK, this, this shit here....this shit here is the best of the Web.

I also think it's awesome that the final picture in each series that depicts a predator features the predator with a dead animal hanging out of its mouth.
posted by infinitywaltz at 2:58 PM on May 22, 2009

I find it interesting that in most "How to draw ____" books, the things being drawn look very flat. I understand it is beginner's drawing tips, but a lot of these things will stick with the potential artist until (if) they learn otherwise.

This post is very interesting! I always love seeing things like this.
posted by Malice at 4:09 PM on May 22, 2009

Ed Emberly
posted by DU at 6:48 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

"And yes, even a rhombus!"

Wow, I'd completely forgotten about Ed Emberly. I used to combine shapes from my dad's drafting templates to make all sorts of abstracted animals, and Ed Emberly's probably where I got it from.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:34 PM on May 22, 2009

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